Dec 062015

The Naked Gun 2½ isn’t as good as the first but Nielson is still a lot of fun to watch and the jokes at least are more consistently spread out compared with Naked Gun 33 1/3.



Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

Genre(s): Comedy, Crime
Warner Home Video | PG13 – 85 min. – $14.98 | December 1, 2015

Directed by:
David Zucker
Writer(s): Jim Abrahams & David Zucker & Jerry Zucker (characters); David Zucker & Pat Proft (written by)
Cast: Leslie Nielson, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson, Robert Goulet, Richard Griffiths
Digital Copy: No
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), German (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0), Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0), Portuguese (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Disc Size: 26.3 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

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THE MOVIE – 3.25/5

Plot Synopsis (from back cover): Lt. Frank Drebin (LESLIE NIELSON) loves a mytery. Why are we here? Is there life after sex? Yes, Drebin tackles the big issues – and the biggest of all is how to stop devious Quentin Hapsburg’s (ROBERT GOULET) plan to destroy the environment, kidnapping a scientist (RICHARD GRIFFITHS) whose key recommendation could spell trouble for the oil, coal and nuclear industries.

Quick Hit Review: Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear is a step down from the first movie yet there’s just enough to make it at least a serviceable sequel with some nice laughs consistently sprinkled through the short 80-minute running time. Leslie Nielson, with the writing of Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, really makes the film all the worthwhile watching.



Unfortunately no features were included meaning you’ll need to keep your old DVD which has an audio commentary and theatrical trailer…


VIDEO – 3.25/5

Warner Home Video releases The Naked Gun 2½ onto Blu-ray shown with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. As with the original Blu-ray release, it’s not an entirely pretty looking picture with only so-so detail particularly on close-up shots but there’s a fair amount of grain and noise that permeates the transfer. There are also were the occasional, albeit minor, instances of dust marks and scratches.

AUDIO – 3.75/5

The movie comes with a nice if not effective DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. The dialogue levels do sound good throughout but the track does take off thanks to a robust score and choice music to punctuate the comedic moments. By no means is it a great track but it does get the job done and considering the film’s age, and the fact it is a comedy, it’s still impressive enough.


OVERALL – 2.5/5

Overall, Naked Gun 2½ isn’t as good as the first but Nielson is still a lot of fun to watch and the jokes at least are more consistently spread out compared with Naked Gun 33 1/3. The Blu-ray released by Warner doesn’t have much to offer; the video and audio are adequate but there were no bonus features included.


Published: 12/06/2015


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